Ex-Rangers defender Danny Wilson comments on possibility of signing for Celtic this summer

Hearts defender Danny Wilson has refused to rule out a summer move to Celtic.

Heart of Midlothian centre back Danny Wilson has told The Scotsman that he will wait and see over a move to Celtic, amid reported interest from the Bhoys.

Wilson, 23, came through the ranks at Rangers before joining Liverpool in 2010, but after just nine appearances, the defender returned to Scotland with Hearts, initially on loan before completing a permanent move just months later.

Club captain at Tynecastle, Wilson has rebuilt his reputation in Edinburgh after that uneventful spell at Liverpool, and has skippered Robbie Neilson's side to the Scottish Championship title.

Hearts lifted the league title in front of their home fans on Saturday afternoon, drawing 2-2 against Wilson's former club Rangers - in what was Wilson's final game for the club.

As confirmed on the club's official website last month, Wilson has exercised a clause in his contract which means he can leave the club for free this summer.

The Daily Mail believe that Celtic are leading the race for Wilson's signature as manager Ronny Deila looks to add some depth to his defensive options, and a free transfer move for Wilson could be a bargain.

Now as a move to a new club draws closer, Wilson has told The Scotsman that he can't confirm whether he will join the Bhoys just yet - and is willing to play things out before making any concrete statements over a transfer to Celtic this summer.

"I don’t choose to comment on that – if it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen. If it’s not, it’s not," said Wilson. "We’ll just wait and see. I wanted to show Hearts the respect they’ve given me. I don’t think it would be right if I was coming in here saying I’ve signed for X, Y or Z. I said a while ago I’d leave it until the end of the season and that’s what I’ve done," he added after the 2-2 draw with Rangers.

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